Welcome To The Stony Brook Camera Club


For over 50 years SBCC's mission statement has been “To promote enjoyment and proficiency in all aspects of photography through education, fellowship, exchange of knowledge and experience; and a broad appreciation of nature and environment.”  SBCC includes and welcomes members of all abilities. Whether a casual smartphone shooter or an advanced photographer, everyone grows in knowledge and experience through SBCC’s many programs and workshops.

The Stony Brook Camera Club meets virtually on Thursdays at 6:30 PM for a social hour and 7:30 for the program from September to June. See our calendar for the schedule of events. Our meetings feature competitions, speakers, image studies and discussions of general interest. We also sponsor a number of image-taking activities all year. Anyone is welcome to attend and experience what we are about, although participation in competitions and our many activities requires membership (see the Membership menu item in the Main Menu above).

We hope you enjoy this site and your time with us all.


The Slideshow to the right features  Ribbon Winning Images for 2021-2022

Interested in seeing what Stony Brook Camera Club is all about? You are welcome to join as a Guest Member for 30 days. Just fill out this Form and you will be added to the attendee list for the next 30 days. 

Upcoming Meetings


For now, all of our meetings will either be:

"Zoom" - This meeting is via Zoom only
"Franklin" - This meeting is in person in Franklin at the Church of the Redeemer and via Zoom

Thursday Oct 6th - Competition - Franklin - Digital Black & White, Digital Nature and Digital People & Portraits

Thursday Oct 13th - Zoom "Making More Meaningful Black and White Photographs" presented by Ron Rosenstock

Ron's presentation will have photographs and quotes from a few of the masters of fine art photography. He will also have a number of his better know images and explain what his feelings were at the time of making the exposures. Ron plans on talking about the three most important ingredients for making meaningful photographs, attention, intention and awareness.  

Bio:  Ron's photographs are in the collections of the Peabody Essex Museum, The Fogg Art Museum, Worcester Art Museum, The  International Center of Photography and numerous private collections. He’s been honored with over 100 exhibits in the United States and Europe and has been a member of the U.S.  State Department Art for Embassies program since 1998. Ron has published six books of his photographs. Presently Ron is a frequent lecturer to social, community and professional groups as well as an international photo tour leader in Ireland, Iceland,  Greenland, Morocco, Italy, Japan, Scotland, New Zealand. And Vinalhaven, Maine.

Ron had studied with Minor White from 1967 to 1970.  He then started teaching photography at Clark University in Worcester, MA.  Ron retired from Clark U. in 2000  in order to continue his teaching through workshops and international photo tours. 




Thursday Oct 20th -  Zoom "How to Create Competitive Nature Images - Rick Cloran


Thursday Oct 27th - Franklin Image Study with Ray Guillette





Field Trips, Workshops and Events of Interest


Norfolk Library Exhibit Planned for November


Once again this year, SBCC has the opportunity to exhibit members' prints at the Norfolk Public Library during November. The hang date will be on Saturday, October 29 at 9:00 am.  The take-down date is Saturday, December 3, also at 9:00 am.  

All paid members are invited to participate with up to four prints (three if they are larger than 16" x 20"). 

If you would like to participate, please contact dgyves@verizon.net with the following information for each print that you would like to display:

- Print title
- Dimensions of the framed item (height x width) (the size after framing)
- Please tell me if the longest dimension is horizontal or vertical.
- Price if you wish to offer for sale, or let me know if the work is not for sale

Prints should be matted and framed with a wire or other suitable means of hanging on the back.  

Exhibiting members are requested to assist with the exhibit hanging.

Deadline for confirming your participation is Wednesday, October 26, or when we reach 75 items, whichever occurs first.

***Note:  Dan is seeking the assistance of someone who is more adept than he at printing name tags for each photo showing the title, maker's name, and price (or NFS). We would also like to produce a small box and ballots for people's choice voting.  If you would like to help with this, please contact Dan directly. (dgyves@verizon.net).

A reception will be planned, date to be determined.



Upcoming Workshops



Unless noted otherwise in the workshop description, all workshops will occur using Zoom, the same program we use for meetings. Although a microphone and webcam are recommended, you can participate with just a microphone.  As with our meetings, once you register and pay, you will receive an email 2-3 days before the workshop giving you the information you will need to download the program, sign into the workshop and participate.  If we do not fill the workshop with members by the deadline date for registration, we will have the option to open registration to non-members at an increased fee. Rest assured this will still be first come, first serve and will not exceed the maximum number of participants.


October 22  Introduction to Landscape Astrophotography with Lynda Appel

This workshop will concentrate on photographing and processing those starry landscape shots of the Milky Way.  It will cover the when, where and how of getting the best shots including planning, equipment and settings. We will go step by step through processing an image in Lightroom or Camera Raw for maximum impact and also discuss some of the techniques and software available to alleviate issues such as noise and airplane trails. Finally we will look at blending the sky with a longer exposure foreground in Photoshop  plus some additional Photoshop tips and favorite plugins for effect as time permits,

             9 am-12 noon via Zoom

             Maximum: 15 members

             $15 per person

             Registration opens Sept. 29, 2022 at 5 pm

             Use this link for more info and to register: /club/Events_view.aspx?Eventid=c1d37ce5-b5da-4651-83a6-f6aaa866ade9


November 5  Concert Photography with Neale Eckstein and Jake Jacobson

Ever wanted to do or improve your concert photography, then this workshop is for you. We will cover preparation for a shoot, the assessment of the venue, photo equipment, lens choices, how to handle the light, choosing the best places to shoot from, getting the best action shots, tips on what to avoid, and finally a critique of images. Now with the option to shoot concerts and other stage performances at the new Bellforge Arts Center in Medfield, come learn how to maximize these opportunities.          

             9 am-12 noon via Zoom

             Maximum: 15 members

             $15 per person

             Registration opens Oct 13, 2022 at 5 pm

             Use this link for more info and to register: /club/Events_view.aspx?Eventid=c6e993d0-a057-482e-a792-cb9a9220c66b



Multi-Club Competition



SBCC members can join the SBCC Meetup group for free. We schedule photo walks and field trips via Meetup. This is the LINK to Meetup. How to schedule a Meetup - click HERE


Rob DeRobertis Restrospective and Chat File

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Through Your Eyes Invitation - Highlighting Some Of Our Members

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Check out more videos HERE


After 2 years of hiatus, SBCC Reflections is back! In case you aren't familiar with the newsletter, you can check out past issues HERE.

Donna Parker and Tom Amsterburg are now the editors of Reflections and they would like to solicit articles from members for the newsletter, such as travelogues, how-to articles, review of favorite editing software, "how I made this image", and so forth. 
They want to hear from YOU, our members, so please reach out to them with your images and article ideas. Below are the links to their email addresses.

Tom's EMAIL 
Donna’s EMAIL


Need suggestions for places to go out and shoot???

Check out our information on Photo Shoot Locations at /d/b56444bf-9b6e-4ac3-a22d-b3e2f5f766be   or Click on the “Resources & Links” tab and then Click on “Photo Shoot Locations”.




Note: If you need elevator access at Dean College for club meetings, please contact Alan at 508-254-3182 and he will make arrangements with Dean staff. Dean does not leave the elevator key in the elevator door, per their own internal policies.  Text or phone call is fine and I would suggest contacting me before 5pm on the day of the meeting.


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